Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Mega_Me On: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:34 pm

Going for several months now.
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PostBy: davemich On: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:39 pm

Sweet looking setup Mega!! What kind of furnace is that??
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PostBy: Mega_Me On: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:46 pm

davemich,

It's a US Stove Co. model #1600G. We just installed it a couple of months ago and Momma and I are very happy with it. It came from TSC and I believe it was around $1499.00. On nat. gas we kept T-stat at 68, but now we're at 72 to 74. I got a credit from Gas Co. for the Dec. bill so we are already seeing paybacks! We're heating a 2500+ sq.ft. 2 story less than 3 years old so things are pretty tight and well insulated. I burn both wood and coal. It's been some what mild in Ohio lately so I have not used much wood/coal.
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PostBy: blue83camaro On: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:52 am

davemich wrote:Blue...what brand of furnace/stove is that??


It is a Clayton 1600G. The same as mega's. It is nice because it heats the whole house evenly. It was 52 today and I was able to keep the house 70. It only used about 20lbs of coal today. My house is 1500 square feet but is poorly insulated with single pain windows, it was built in 1915. I only have to shake it down and load it twice a day.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Us Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: 1600G

Old and new

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:20 am

I finished the install of my new wood/coal boiler. It replaces the old too-small Menomonee Boiler that has been heating my house since before Thanksgiving.
The old boiler couldn't get the water temp over about 140* and that was only with a roaring wood fire.
Now I can get 160-180* with the same size pile of wood as before. The old boiler had very little surface area to conduct heat to the water.
I designed the new boiler to have a lot of heat-exchanger surface area. It is made entirely of 409 stainless steel.

It has shaker grates, ash pan and below-the-grates combustion air so I can burn coal too.

I'm still learning the right settings for the combustion blower, aquastat and how to create a long lasting fire with wood and or coal. But I'm very happy with the results of my design so far.

The photo shows the old little boiler in the back of the outbuilding still hooked up. The new boiler is on rollers waiting to be rolled into position and hooked up. I made the new boiler to just fit through the doorway in the outbuilding. It had only 1/2" clearance for each side and top.

LsFarm/ Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: billka On: Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:33 pm

My Harmon
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PostBy: Cap On: Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:01 pm

Bilka-

Real nice set up. I like the guns too.

LS Farm--

Can you send some additional images, maybe of the inside of the box showing the heat exchanger. I'm really impressed with your home built unit. I need more information on it.

Thanks,
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

PostBy: Chris On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:28 pm

Just installed my Reading Allegany. Had to special order this one because the vent is out the back instead of top. Using power vent with barometric draft control.

This stove replaces a 13 year old pellet stove.
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PostBy: davemich On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:08 pm

Chris...now thats a nice setup...looks like a parade of homes living room!!! Great tiling on the wood floors! How's it working out for you? Coal vs pellet?
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Firebox photo

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:05 pm

Cap: here is a photo of the firebox before the outer waterjacket was welded on. The heat exchangers are tubes that pass from one side of the water jacket to the other. The tubes are cut at an angle to direct the water flow frome one side to the other. There are smoke diverter plates inside the the firebox directing the hot gases between the heat exchangers.
The bottom gap in the firebox is where the fire grates are located, and the bottom 'V' and sides are firebrick lined. There is a full length ash pan under the fire grates.

I have other photos, if you would like to see them, PM me with your regular email address and I'll send you them.

Greg L [LsFarm]
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Picture try again

PostBy: TD On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:13 pm

I downloaded the resizer, I think it worked this time.
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PostBy: lime4x4 On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:15 pm

Hey TD what model of stove is that??
looks good
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PostBy: TD On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:37 pm

The stove is an alaska channing III. I put it in the basement because I plan to fix it up sometime soon. I hope it can heat the whole house where it's at. It's on a power vent. Does anyone know the right setting for the damper in the vent?
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PostBy: Chris On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:53 pm

Chris...now thats a nice setup...looks like a parade of homes living room!!! Great tiling on the wood floors! How's it working out for you? Coal vs pellet?


Thanks. I've been wanting to switch to coal for years and this year my pellet stove had a auger bearing seize. Good enough reason for me to make the switch to coal.

The coal is way easier to start (using a coal mouse) than pellets. It's more quiet and less involved to keep running than pellets but the best thing so far - it will run 3 days before I need to fill the hopper and empty the ash pan. Pellets were everyday and made way more of a mess.

When anyone asks me the comparison the answer is always "there isn't one".
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PostBy: madrmc On: Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:03 pm

TD is that the cast iron top? Is it just supposed to prevent some heat from radiating out compared to standard top?

Matt
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III